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|Verizon Wireless Center|
|Location|| 1 Civic Center Plaza|
Mankato, MN 56001
|Opened||February 3, 1995|
|Owner||City of Mankato|
|Operator||City of Mankato|
|Surface||200' x 100' (hockey)|
|Former names||Mankato Civic Center, Midwest Wireless Civic Center, Alltel Center|
|Tenants|| Minnesota State University Mavericks|
Minnesota Purple Rage (IFL) (2000)
|Capacity|| 5,280 (ice hockey)|
Prior to the building of the arena, MSU played their home games at All Seasons Arena, built in 1974, which is now their main practice facility.
The arena's naming sponsor is Verizon Wireless, one of America's major wireless phone companies.
In 1998, locally-headquartered phone company Midwest Wireless purchased naming rights to the Civic Center. With Alltel's acquisition of Midwest Wireless, the facility's name was officially changed in July 2007. The name changed in 2009 after Alltel was purchased by Verizon Wireless.
The south side of the complex incorporates the restored exterior of the First National Bank of Mankato, a delightful 1913 Prairie School building.
Primarily, the Center hosts hockey games and conventions.